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The Writing Life: Remembering Ted Sorensen

Pranay Gupte | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home
Pranay Gupte

I've met several American presidents during my long journalistic career, but I never met John Fitzgerald Kennedy, one of my political heroes. I was a ...

A President's Right to Choose

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

When President Obama addresses the nation on Syria, he must make it clear that he is the one who is in command, driving events, and making the tough decisions. And he must reinforce this impression with his decisions and actions in the pivotal weeks to come.

Mr. President, Put Up Your Dukes

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

President Obama, as I know Ted Sorensen told you, words are how a president operates, how a president engages a country. Put up your rhetorical dukes -- we know it's what you're good at when you want to be, and the spirit moves you.

Ted Sorensen, R.I.P.

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jan Herman

Gone. He was a real mensch. I had a short conversation with him in 2006 and asked him a few questions on the chance that he'd actually give me an answ...

Ted Sorensen, JFK's Speechwriter: A Tribute

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Just yesterday I was reading about Ted Sorensen and his involvement with choosing the head of America's propaganda agency, USIA, after Kennedy's elect...

To End War in Afghanistan, Reinstate Military Draft?

Brent Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Green

U.S. invasions of Vietnam and Afghanistan have eerie similarities. Both had ill-defined military goals, especially exit strategies, making them seemingly endless.